Bird Tours

BIRD TOURS with a sense of place

Do you love to watch birds? Do you particularly love to learn about them, watch their behaviour and understand their lives – by appreciating their habitat, their history, and the other animals and plants that share their world?

Join us for a different style of bird tour.  We love to take time to watch the birds, and time to enjoy the spirit of a place. Because a bird is not alone – it needs an ecosystem to support it. Watching leads to understanding, and understanding leads to better protection for our birds.

Our style of bird watching is comfortable. Early morning and late afternoon walks and drives are high on our list of things to do; middle of the day is for relaxing over lunch and (sometimes) for taking a siesta. We allow time for looking at plants, scenery, other animals, people, culture and history where it is relevant and important. As much as possible we give you options so you can bird your way.

We don’t do targets.  However, we do know what is likely each day, what is rare, and we do try to show you as much wildlife as possible.  Please don’t ask us to drive past the Wilkins Rock-wallaby for a slim chance of seeing a Yellow Chat.  Because – its a funny thing – often you find what you want when you are relaxed, well-rested and happy and when everyone around you is happy too. 

We do lists, but our lists include mammals, reptiles, birds and often, dragonflies and butterflies.  

Read on about our in depth bird tours in comfort.

Maximum Wildlife

7 to 21 days of birds, mammals & reptiles across the continent – from the lyrebirds of the rainforest, parrots of the desert Outback, kookaburras of the coast, to the brolgas of the Top End.

Tawny Frogmouths & Sandpipers

2 days near Melbourne birding in the Australian Bush of the You Yangs and the coastal wetlands of the Western Treatment Plant.  Private or group tour.

Bird tours East Gippsland - lyrebird

Lyrebirds & Cockatoos of the forest

4 days in the rainforests, mountains and coastlines of East Gippsland

Emus on Bird tour Mungo

Parrots & Emus of the Desert

4 days of desert birding in the Mungo Outback, on the border of Victoria, New South Wales & South Australia

Bristlebirds & Kookaburras of the coast

3 days of coastal birding on the famous Great Ocean Road

5 Amazing Facts about the Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle

by Morwenna Petaia The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a majestic large eagle native to Australia.  They are found throughout the continent, from the tropical Top End to Tasmania, and are regularly spotted by our experienced Wildlife Guides on the 21 day Maximum Wildlife Tour....

Red and yellow robin birds of Australia

Some of the most charming little birds of Australia, Australian Robins are perch and pounce insect-eaters that are familiar to most backyard gardeners and farmers. They will use a favourite perch over and over – darting to the forest floor to snatch an insect, then...

Wild Pigeons & Finches in Western Australia

A very special Maximum Wildlife trip to Western Australia's Pilbara & Exmouth regions. On the red rocky hillside, pebbles were rolling slowly down towards the water. But it wasn’t pebbles we could see, it was wild Spinifex Pigeons. .. It was our first morning at...

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Our Guest's Reviews ...

Amazing fun-filled day in The Bush

Where to begin?! Such an incredible time!  We saw a mama koala holding a baby. Then we went out in the bush and must have seen 100 kangaroos! I would definitely recommend this tour!

kristendantus, California USA December 3, 2018